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April 27th COVID-19 Update

Small Business Administration to Resume Accepting Paycheck Protection Loan Applications Today

Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law a $484 billion measure that provides additional money for a coronavirus aid program for small businesses. The law contains about $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, $75 billion to help hospitals, $25 billion for coronavirus testing and $60 billion for the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that the Paycheck Protection Program would resume accepting loan applications today at 9:30 a.m.  For more information, click here. 


Last Day to Apply for the Escambia County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program

Today is the last day to file for the initial round of the Escambia County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. The grant is intended to assist for-profit businesses with 20 or fewer employees located in Escambia County with their immediate cash flow needs as a result of a demonstrated economic injury due to COVID-19. The max grant award is $2,500 per applicant or business.

For details and to apply for the grant, click here.

Governor DeSantis Reopen Florida Task Force Provides Opportunity for Public Input

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Reopen Florida Task Force has launched a public comment form for Florida residents who want to provide input on safely reopening the state.  Click here to provide your input to the task force.